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Butterflies on 15th and Main



The class of St. Mary's Catholic elementary students singing "Don't Worry, Be Happy!" at the dedication

It began in September 2010 as the second phase of the Art in Public Places project. However, after the May 22, 2011 tornado that destroyed 8,000 homes, 400 businesses, and killed 160 residents in Joplin, Missouri, the “Butterfly Effect: Dreams Take Flight” project was forever transformed into a community’s hands on work of art and healing.

The first Art in Public Places Project took place last year in April 2010 with the unveiling of the mural in Joplin City Hall, painted by Anthony Benton Gude, …

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